Category Archives: Organisaiton for Economic Cooperation and Development

The Politics of International Development in major UK Political Parties


It is pretty well known that after the New Labour government won power in 1997, international or global development became a key priority issue of discussion amongst both the government and the legislature. Continue reading

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Where IPE and International Development meet in reality


This post is written in a personal capacity and not an official summary of the conference, “A Future for Aid Data”. Names are mentioned but do not reflect the official views of the University of Birmingham or the individual’s institutional … Continue reading

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Re-post from The Broker: “We’ll always have Paris…”


After much contemplating on whether I should write an article that was not really my forte,this was the end result, submitted 2 hours before midnight on the 18th/19th of October. Continue reading

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Who should give and how much? The case of the East African Famine crisis


The East African famine crisis is worsening and the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) calling for action and more financial contributions . The usual donors have responded, albeit weakly, especially due to the US “debt ceiling” debacle, the US downgrading … Continue reading

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Re-post from GPM: Reaching 0.7%? Aid Effectiveness must not be ignored


Reaching 0.7% of GNI on aid? Aid Effectiveness must not be ignored A new entry after a while. Anyway, here’s an article I finally wrote for my beloved Global Politics Magazine, which now has a new set of editors, contributors … Continue reading

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